John W. Dady papers

Finding aid prepared by Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
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Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Dady papers
Date (inclusive): 1906-1938
Date (bulk): 1906-1919
Collection Number: MS 154
Creator: Dady, John W.
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection consists of photographs and postcards from John W. Dady, depicting various Native American tribes and ranches in the Midwest and California during the early 20th century.
Languages: The collection is in English.


This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. John W. Dady papers (MS 154). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the John W. Dady was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections and University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

John W. Dady was a U.S. government employee who served as the Superintendent of the Mission Indian Agency during the early 20th century. The Mission Indian Agency was the office of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs responsible for providing government services and programs to Native Americans tribes in Southern California.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs and photo postcards from John W. Dady, depicting various Native American tribes and ranches in the Midwest and California during the early 20th century, including the Cheyenne, the Mission Indians and the Red Cliff tribe. The collection also includes family photographs, and correspondence to Dady written on the back of some of the photo postcards.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Mission Agency
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- California
Ranch life
Red Cliff Indian Reservation (Wis.)

Genres and Forms of Materials


Box 1, Folder 1

Baskets and artwork 1938, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Dady family 1908-1918

Box 1, Folder 3

Landscapes, ranches, reservations, and buildings 1906-1919

Box 1, Folder 4

Negatives undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Native Americans 1908-1914

Box 1, Folder 6

Red Cliff Indian Reservation fairs 1916-1917